This course was developed in response to a need identified by a wide range of industry stakeholders as well as WorkSafe BC and the province’s forestry coroner to address serious chainsaw injuries and millions of dollars in compensation claims. This course is for both new and experienced chainsaw operators and provides participants with an understanding of their limits. Note: This training does NOT qualify participants to fall trees.
Day 1: Trainer led classroom discussion with group and individual assignments; Review of relevant OHS Regulations; and hands-on work covering essential saw maintenance, correct chain filing procedures and safe cutting techniques.
Day 2: Field work including review, identification of bucking hazards, discussion of binds and practice with cuts; written exam; and the final field examination for operator competency.